Dear HD Members,
It has been long few weeks in the making, but I am happy to finally announce that HostingDiscussion.com will soon become a part of a larger web hosting community we all know and respect - WebHostingTalk.com!
While my company has already been acquired on paper as of last week, the actual move date we are targeting is May 15, 2010. I will continue to work on the new forum in making it even more interesting, the difference being - the crowd will be larger.
It wasn't the first time iNet Interactive has approached me in hopes to acquire the community (the first contact was made back in 2005!), but the growing number of responsibilities that I am faced in the offline world has finally made sense for me to sell and take a laid back approach as managing this forum has become almost a full-time job.
At this time I would like to ask the HostingDiscussion.com community to please respect my decision and look forward to being a part of a larger community which, I am sure, will prove to be very positive for the industry.
I fully realize what date it is today, and I am guessing most of you will try to make a joke out of it, but the fact is, according to the contract, I was due to make the announcement within 5 working days and today happened to be the last date of it. That's classic Art - leaving stuff for last day.
Once again, I am NOT leaving the community and will eventually become the leader (disclosure: and minority shareholder) in the new merged community, so I will still be very much involved.
The amount of time I've spent on the pages of HostingDiscussion.com is priceless to me and I will never forget the kindness and friendships that were established. I hope to take these trusted connections with me into the next chapter of my life.